Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 31, 2014

Media Advisory: Comptroller Reminds Consumers of Annual Tax Break on Qualifying ENERGY STAR Products

Comptroller Reminds Consumers of Annual


Tax Break on Qualifying ENERGY STAR




- Shop Maryland Energy Runs February 15-17-                                          


WHO:        Comptroller Peter Franchot

                   Industry representatives

Local elected officials and business representatives


WHAT:      Comptroller Peter Franchot will remind consumers of the annual Shop Maryland Energy program, a special weekend offering a tax break on certain ENERGY STAR products. The Comptroller will promote the weekend, scheduled for February 15-17, and unveil the list of products eligible for the initiative.


During the Shop Maryland Energy event, air conditioners, washers and dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, standard-size refrigerators, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats that have been designated as meeting or exceeding the applicable ENERGY STAR efficiency requirements developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent sales tax.


The ENERGY STAR, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program, was established in 1992 to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants caused by inefficient use of energy. The ENERGY STAR label assists consumers in identifying energy-efficient products that can offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features of comfort.


A list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s Website


WHEN:      Monday, February 3, 2013

10:30 a.m.


WHERE:    Cummins Appliance

1708 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208


MEDIA CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)